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Last Updated: November 25, 2020

IMF through D4D Trust Fund conducted virtual workshop. 82 officials from 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa learnt Excel-based tool that allows mapping of data from financial statements of state owned enterprises into government finance statistics. More
 BOP-IIPX  The Balance of Payments and International Investment Position online course (BOP-IIPx) will be launched on November 11. Video
 mobile-money-covid19-note  Mobile Money plays an important role in promoting financial access during #COVID-19 as well as reducing the spread of the virus due to minimal physical contact. Want to learn more about the advantages and challenges of mobile money? Read the report here
Come and learn with GFSx. Our free online course examines the practical elements of compiling and disseminating Fiscal Statistics and using them for fiscal analysis. Sign up here
The 3rd Steering Committee meeting was successfully conducted on June 18, 2020
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Measuring Financial Access: 10 Years of the Financial Access Survey: This departmental paper marks the 10th anniversary of the IMF Financial Access Survey (FAS). It offers a retrospective of the FAS database, along with some reflections as to its future directions.  Policy Paper
 icd-training Debt sustainability is a global concern and a key issue for policymakers as they respond to COVID-19. Learn the basics of how policymakers compile & publish public sector debt statistics with the IMF Institute’s Learning YouTube Channel: Twitter
  The Data for Decisions Fund has successfully hosted its second workshop for the External Sector Statistics sub-module in Bohol, Philippines. The workshop, tailored to policymakers of 13 low and lower-middle income countries, addressed balance of payments and financial accounts topics. Facebook
 Press Release: IMF Releases the 2019 Financial Access Survey Results
 blog093019-mobile-money  Blog: Mobile Money Spreads to Asia
This year, for the first time, the IMF released gender-disaggregated supply-side data on financial inclusion though the IMF’s Financial Access Survey (FAS) which highlighted factors that help to close the gender gap in financial access, such as simplified deposit accounts regulations. The FAS, funded under the D4D Fund, has also identified lack of gender-disaggregated data in many countries. We will continue to work with country authorities to improve the availability and comparability of financial access data.” Learn More

Banking on the Future of Women: The D4D’s Financial Access Survey has provided valuable insights into addressing the gender data gap.




Public Sector Debt Statistics Online Course has launched: First of a curriculum of 8 online courses to be developed under the D4D Fund, this course, conducted by the IMF’s Statistics Department, covers the fundamentals needed to compile and disseminate comprehensive public sector debt statistics (PSDS) that are useful for policy- and decision-makers, as well as other users.


Japan expands IMF partnership with contribution to Data for Decisions (D4D) Fund dedicated to putting more & better data in the hands of decision-makers in support of evidence-based economic policies and achieving the SDGs Facebook
Supporting financial stability and inclusion & strengthening economic decision-making worldwide: Germany expands its capacity development partnership this week at the IMF Spring Meetings.  Facebook
The IMF and its partners launch the Data for Decisions (D4D) Fund in Bern, Switzerland. The fund is expected to provide about US$ 33 million over five years for targeted statistical capacity development. The beneficiaries are low- and lower middle-income countries, as they tackle challenges from a demanding international data environment. Learn More
Mauritius hosted our 2nd Regional Workshop on Financial Access Data Collection. Between March 4th and 7th, 23 officials from 13 African countries shared experiences, challenges and innovations in financial access data collection — including fintech, mobile money, and gender dis-aggregated data. The workshop was funded by the Data for Decisions (D4D) Fund with logistical support from the IMF’s Africa Training Institute (ATI). Click here for more information about ATI: Facebook | Twitter
The Data for Decisions (D4D) Fund provided an external statistics workshop in Morocco this November. Officials from 13 low and lower-middle income countries discussed issues related to balance of payments statistics, including the impact of globalization, and gained knowledge that will help them put better data in the hands of policymakers.Facebook | Twitter
From March 18 to 22, conducted under the IMF’s Data for Decisions Fund (D4D), the Uganda Bureau of Statistics facilitated peer learning by sharing insights into the challenges encountered and solutions implemented in the compilation of Ugandan residential property price index (RPPI). 16 participants from the central banks and national statistics offices of Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe received training on RPPI compilation methods and developed strategies for compiling indexes in their respective countries. Facebook